Gerolsteiner signs Hiekmann

Torsten Hiekmann (T-Mobile) is changing teams next season and will join the ranks of Gerolsteiner, team manager Hans-Michael Holczer confirmed on Thursday. "Thorsten has signed a contract with us yesterday," Holczer said. "With us, he will be able to focus on his qualities as a time triallist and maybe be able to play a part in a stage race or two."

The 25 year-old Hiekmann was happy about his career changes. "I want to develop my sporting capacities further and Gerolsteiner, a German team with highest international reputation, gives me the best condition to do that," Hiekmann said.

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